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Man Charged In West Side Bank Robbery

Surveillance photo of a man robbing a TCF Bank branch in the 1200 block of South Ashland Avenue about 5:15 p.m.  (Photo provided by FBI)

Surveillance photo of a man robbing a TCF Bank branch in the 1200 block of South Ashland Avenue about 5:15 p.m. (Photo provided by FBI)

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CHICAGO (STMW) – A man arrested shortly after he robbed a bank with a water pistol Sunday in the West Side’s Medical Village neighborhood was charged in a federal complaint Tuesday.

Jerry Campbell was charged with robbing the TCF Bank branch in the 1200 block of South Ashland Avenue, according to the criminal filed Tuesday in U.S. District court.

Campbell allegedly entered a TCF Bank branch in the 1200 block of South Ashland Avenue about 5:15 p.m. and told a teller he had a weapon, according to a release from the FBI.

The weapon turned out to be turquoise water pistol with an orange tip, the complaint said.

The man left the bank on foot with roughly $660, including $35 he withdrew legitimately from his own account at the same bank earlier that day, the complaint said.

Security officers chased the man across the parking lot, and Chicago police arrested him upon arrival, the complaint said.

Campbell later admitted to the robbery and identified himself in surveillance photos taken during the holdup, the complaint said.

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